Last updated: December 12th, 2011
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Phil Wickham, “Songs for Christmas” Phil is a worship leader from San Diego and released this album in 2010. The production is beautiful and the whole album has a serenity/prayerfulness about it which gets me pumped for the Advent journey and coming Christmas celebration.
Deas Vail, “For Shepherds & Kings” This year’s release from Arkansas based Christian group, Deas Vail is short and sweet (4 tracks) so I’ve found myself pretty much just leaving it on a continuous loop. I haven’t heard many groups choosing to cover the “Coventry Carol” but it’s one of my favorites and they do a beautiful job with it… “Lai lai loo le loo ley.”
Brian Setzer Orchestra, “Boogie Woogie Christmas” If there is one thing Brian Setzer has, it’s massive amounts of rockabilly style and he brings it, all of it, to this album. The album is full of super fun big band tracks that make me want to go outside, build a snow fort and take on the neighborhood in a snowball fight. Surprisingly beautiful and prayerful is his album closer, an a capella recording of “The Amens.”
The Rat Pack, “Christmas With the Rat Pack” Maybe the only album that exudes more style than Brian Setzer are the classic recordings from Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, and Sinatra. This album runs the gamut from “Rudolph” to “The First Noel” and pegs pretty much every Christmas standard out there. This album makes me want to throw a Christmas party.News | Comment (1)